Lilywork Artisan Tile Studio Opens in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — “In King Solomon’s temple, lilywork was the carved lilies on the top of columns … it was decorative ornamentation way, way up high in the temple … and they say that only God could see it,” explained Esther Halferty, co-owner of Lilywork Artisan Tile, who was standing...

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Con Brio Choral Society to Perform Three Centuries of Gloria

...and a timpanist.   In honor of the group’s 25th Anniversary, the society commissioned a brass fanfare that will play as the choir members walk in. The piece is composed by Bill Thomas, director of music ministries at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme.  “It’s a brilliant, brassy piece. Very...

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Closing a Season and a Chapter of Life on the Water

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...dwindling, an animated contingent of Marshall’s family arrives to mark the moment by telling old ferry stories and taking photos with their Captain John.  Dropping off the last lone car on the Hadlyme side – a Subaru wagon for the record – he switches ends of the wheelhouse, hits the...

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A 3 – 2 – 1 Pie Pastry

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...3 parts flour, 2 parts cold butter, 1 part cold water (by weight). And the idea is to sidestep a few basic problems of pastry that begin when you add water to flour by first ‘waterproofing’ the dough with a little bit of extra butter. A basic two crust 9-inch...

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Halls Road Committee Must Address Due Process Concerns

With a meeting of the Halls Road Improvements Committee scheduled for tonight, I’ll keep this to the point. While it is true that the Connecticut General Assembly grants the Old Lyme Zoning Commission wide latitude to consider and approve changes to zoning regulations, that latitude is constrained by the public’s...

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Recount: Nosal Wins Against Danenhower in a Very Close Race

OLD LYME — In a tense recount that lasted more than three hours Monday night, it was confirmed that Democrat Mary Jo Nosal won a seat on the Zoning Commission in the Nov. 2 election, beating Republican Sloan Danenhower by six votes. The final count was 1,600 votes for Nosal...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...wishes Chmielewski success because “if he succeeds, the town will, too.” OLD LYME — The Republicans kept Board of Finance with Andy Russell and Jude Read winning, and took the Board of Education, with Laura Dean Frazier, Jason Kemp, Chris Staab and Martha Shoemaker winning. BOS – Tim Griswold (R)-...

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Do You Believe our Elections are Fair?

...important issue to me as a voter. Because the RTC has endorsed a person for the school board who allegedly feels that Gov. Ned Lamont’s 44,000 vote win was the result of fraud, I must ask the candidates for Selectmen to make clear their opinions. Charlotte Scot Old Lyme, CT...

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Consultant-driven Planning in Old Lyme

...local knowledge and less at stake when their best laid plans go awry. In the case of the proposed regulations for Halls Road in Old Lyme, I don’t think members of the Halls Road Improvements Committee, and Economic Development Commission intended to mislead the public – in numerous comments on...

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Griswold Not a Good Fiscal Manager

...the products of the prior administration.   Clearly it is time for improvement. We need a First Selectman with contemporary knowledge, open to listening, committed to identifying and solving problems, and who always follows through. That’s exactly what Martha Shoemaker will bring to Old Lyme. Mary O’Brien Old Lyme, CT...

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Margules: We Should Not Lose Sight of Context and the Bigger Picture

...Road beautiful and attractive to the businesses that are a good fit for our community. The key elements of the plan are: Maintain Old Lyme’s small-town New England feel and insure that future development is compatible with the town’s esthetics. Provide baldly need housing options as an alternative to single...

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Table Halls Road Proposal, Allow Time to Understand Pivotal Changes

...As with Hartford’s dictating “one size fits all” zoning regulations for towns, this proposal feels as if, “we the public”, are being saved from ourselves by a very small group of people. Sloan Danenhower Old Lyme, CT Danenhower is the Republican candidate for a seat on Old Lyme’s Zoning Commission...

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